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Win Putumayo’s New Café Latino with Flan Recipe

Read on for a chance to win a CD set of Putumayo’s best-selling Latin collection, available in most Whole Foods Market Stores. Dan Storper is the CEO and founder of Putumayo World Music. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that participated! Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Jorge!

Cafe Latino AlbumIn celebration of Putumayo’s 20th anniversary, we’re returning to our Latin American roots with the release of Café Latino, featuring leading singer-songwriters from Latin America and Spain. While you’re dancing to the beat of these artists, you can also enjoy a taste of the culture, thanks to the recipe for Venezuelan dark flan that's included with the CD. 

The collection was inspired by the spirit of the tertulia, informal gatherings at bars, cafés and living rooms where music is played and poetry and literary works are discussed.

Most of the artists featured on this collection grew up listening to Latin America’s Nueva Cancion (New Song) movement, a hallmark revolution in music that reached its peak in the politically turbulent era of the 1960’s and 70’s. Others were exposed to American folk, pop and jazz either at home or in their travels abroad. All contribute to a musically rich mix of sound that reflects the heritage of their homelands.

Many of the artists on Café Latino come from musical families or have international family roots. Born in Venezuela, singer-songwriter Sacha Hildago aka Sacha Nairobi, is also a member of a family band featuring her father and brothers. Amanda Martinez, renowned in Canada, was born to parents of Mexican and South African descent. Her song “Alcoba Azul,” has Argentinian tango influences. Jose Conde mixes his Cuban roots and Miami upbringing to present the mid-tempo El Avion. The 10 artists on the collection represent a fascinating overview of the contemporary Latin singer-songwriter scene.

Are you ready for a taste of Latin music, culture and food? Share your favorite Latin artist or dish in the comments below by October 30th for a chance to win a CD set of Putumayo’s Latin favorites, including Café Latino, Latin Lounge (Updated), Latin Party, Café Cubano and Latin Jazz.

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

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debbie says …

I am an enchilada fan. Almost any filling makes tasty enchiladas.

Jeff Blackwell says …

I'd love to win the Putumayo's New Café Latino with Flan Recipe!

Mandy Olson says …

Tamales & Palomas while listening to Santana.

suzanne r says …

My favorite is tres-leches-three-milks-cake-latin. I am always looking for different recipes.

Elizabeth says …

One of my favorite Latin dishes is Posole with pork shoulder.

Terrie Miller says …

Favorite artist is Celia Cruz. Favorite dish...black beans and rice, of course!

Larry Coltharp says …

I love the Putumayo's label! My first and among my favorites is "Islands" Thank you for your contribution of spreading World music. Larry Coltharp

Mary Kay Clement says …

Love, love, love all the delicious latin rhythms that Putumayo showcases in their CD's! Would be so happy to have the set. One of my favorite latin music artists is Ruben Blades. Recently saw him in concert...it was an amazing learning experience, as he paid homage to many famous musicians who contributed to what is now Salsa music. Viva La Salsa!

Sabrina says …

I love bean burritos or black beans and rice!

Jorge Tizol says …

Favorite dish: has to be Mofongo with Arroz con Gandules, I am from Puerto Rico! It's hard to pick just one latin artist as my favorite, but have to list El Gran Combo way up there...also from PR, of course :)

Amy says …

A simple Latin rice makes me swoon~

Anne says …

Veggie fajitas.

Effie says …

I love Latin foods and music. They would be an great gift to win.

Angela Moss says …

I love fried bananas. I grew up on them.

Amy says …

I make enchiladas with anything!!

Karen says …

My favorite latin artist(s) are Reik

Emily Luker says …

Tamales!!!

Benji says …

Black beans are good with most anything for any time of day!

Sammi says …

Nothin like a dense rich flan! As for music, I do love Reuben Blades as well as some others here but after seeing the Buena Vista Social Club I fell in love with Ibrahim Ferrer.

Mirella Roberts says …

I love Putumayo CDs. I own several of them. The variety of rhythms are wonderful.

Tava says …

Tofu Picaillo, cumin and rice Tamales - drool.....

Jill says …

Me encanta el yuca al estilo cubano! Y un poquito de con gris completa el plato!

Lj Warman says …

Celia Cruz

Paul says …

A friend introduced me to Papa Chorreadas and I was hooked for life.

Kim says …

Cesaria' Evora' , who, as a native of Cape Verde, was a practitioner of the moma, which is strongly associated with the islands and combines West African percussion with Portuguese fados, Brazilian modhinos, and British sea shanties. I first learned of her from one of my early Putumayo cd's I received as a gift. . Through Putumayo's compilations, the windows to world music have opened for me as one of our local stations, fortunately, plays them occasionally. Yeah!

Chris Karcheski says …

Puerto Rican empanadas! Add a couple of tostones and a Cuba libre..very good. My wife makes the best.

Clare says …

I too love the Putamayo label, one of my dearest friends mother who lives in Cuernavaca makes the most amazing flan. Arrachera Mexican Flank Steak, Chile Quilles, or Flores de Calabaza con Queso de cabra (amazing stuffed squash blossoms) are some of my favorite Latin dishes.

beverlybaxley says …

Thanks for the chance to get a free Putumayo cd.

Greta Eisenhauer says …

I love tamales. What a wonderful group of people you have on this music CD.

Paula Antipas says …

My favorite Latin artist is Gloria Estefan especially when she was singing with her husband, Emilio Estafan's band, the Miami Sound Machine. I continue to enjoy her singing to this day because she has her own style and unique sound.

Beverly says …

My favorite Latin artist is Celia Cruz. My favorite recipe is empanadas, which I finally learned to prepare in less than three hours.

Debra Mowatt says …

I am a fan of tamales- made fresh with banana leaves or corn husks. For music, still love Tito Puente, Celia, and Gloria Estefan.

Julee says …

Any dish that comes with black beans and rice!

Chelsie says …

That's an easy one; Ricky Martin!

Lindsay McGee says …

Black beans and rice, baby!!

Anna Cordova says …

Vegan Black Bean Enchiladas with avocado and mole sauce is one of my faves to make. And baked cinnamon apple churros for dessert!

Joan Newcomb says …

My favorite Latin dish is an improv combo of Black Beans & Rice (improv means I throw in additional items when I have them, and I don't measure the spices) -briefly coat the rice w/ warm olive oil & garlic, cook in Pacific low sodium veggie stock in rice cooker. -saute onions, garlic, red pepper, (other kinds of peppers), cilantro until onions are transparent -throw in black beans (canned or presoaked & fast boiled), and - here's the improv: kale, chard, spinach or other greens mango seasonal veggies (microwave ones first, that won't stir fry quickly) I sprinkle everything with chili powder, cumin, pinch of salt, pepper drizzle with lime juice Serve the beans on top of the rice, garnished with cilantro and a couple of wedges of lime

Christina says …

Me encanta la musica de Putumayo. Ellos son mi banda favorita!!! I put their CDs on and I start speaking Spanish.... forget the Rosetta Stone...

Kristen Carrasco says …

One of my favorite Latin dishes (how could I pick just one!) is Arroz con Pollo. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Jacque Torres says …

I have lots of favorite Latin artists with Ricky Martin being #1 on my list. I put on pandora shuffle Y un buen chicken posole. Yummy. Thank you.

laurey greider says …

We listened to a wonderful assortment of Latin artists growing up in the 60s and 70s, Jobim/ Gilberto/ Wanda de Sah/Sergio Mendez/ bola sete/Santana / loved eating guacamole,ceviche, pupusas with cabbage. Love the cold brewed coffee in little cruets in Guatemala and you would pour it to your favored strength into hot or cold milk or water. Thanks for your wonderful music. You help spread happiness in the world! :-)

laurey greider says …

Also Poncho Sanchez, Tito Puente and Los Dandys! Thanks!